Kansas City Royals batter Billy Butler (16) Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Around The Kingdom: Billy Butler, Salvador Perez, Scheduling, and The NFL Draft



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Nicholas Alan Clayton of Arrowhead Addict loves the idea of the Kansas City Chiefs trading down if the right scenario presents itself. I am in agreement with Nicholas in this, but I am not certain teams will be willing to trade up to the 23rd pick. This could change if one of the top quarterback falls this far.

It looks extremely unlikely that the top safeties, corners or wideouts will fall to the Chiefs at 23 and they can’t afford to expend any draft ammunition to go get them. However, the team will still be in the catbird seat for the second tier guys. I have yet to see a mock where none of those guys I mentioned above as “second tier” are available for the Chiefs.

You will have to read his excellent article to find out those aforementioned players are.

Who is ready for Kansas City Royals’ Billy Butler to get red hot? I know I can’t be alone in this. Hunter Samuels of Kings of Kauffman postulates that Camden Yards might just be the right place for Butler to find his power stroke. Let’s hope Hunter’s crystal ball is in mint condition.

To date, Butler’s played in 23 games in Camden Yards, putting up the following line:

101 PA, .323/.376/.591, 12 XBH, 6 HR

I would say that’s fairly acceptable.

Seth Keysor on Arrowhead Pride breaks down the Chiefs schedule. As we all know, the schedule is going to be brutal for the Chiefs this season. I tend to be more pessimistic but Seth gives us a variety of possible outcomes.

On Royals Review, Discodave explores the stats of Salvador Perez in quest of the answer to the age old question – Does Salvador Perez need more rest? If you love stats, this is a treat. Thanks, Discodave. (No relation to Disco Stu on The Simpsons – as far as I know.)

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